Eye creams, the first question that comes to mind is, Do they really work? Well, I have asked myself that before and the truth about eye creams is that they can’t fully remove the flaws we experience as we age or that occurs due to DNA (mother nature) but what I know about eye creams is that they can reduce the appearance of the flaws.
For example, if you have dark circles which can just be a genetic flaw that’s normal, this flaw can be reduced and maintained with eye creams with formulations that brighten the eyes. This also equals wrinkles, fines lines, and dry under-eyes. And results are most often achieved after long-term use, meaning your eye care should become your new habit.
Our eyes are most often ignored when it comes to skincare, just because after applying moisturizer and serums, you’d think it’s enough but there’s more to taking care of your eyes as it’s the window to your soul. The most common truth about treating and caring for your under eyes is that there are different solutions for different problems. If you have bags under your eyes/puffiness, due to aging or stress, the solution to this problem is to opt for detoxifying eye creams instead of hydrating eye creams, as hydrating eye creams can make your puffiness worst.
Also looking into eye creams that can increase your skin cell turnover is very important if you’re trying to treat your wrinkles and fine lines, they may not totally get rid of wrinkles caused by mother nature but can help the appearance look much healthier and nourished.
In addition, treating a dry set of eyes always call for hydrating eye creams, and the active ingredients to look out for should be hyaluronic acid, ceramides, e.t.c. which will help plump the delicate eye area, making them look younger, brighter, and healthier.
Finding the right eye cream for your delicate eyes should start with what your goals are and look into the formulations of the eye cream. If your goal is to treat a dark circle, then the ingredient in the formulation of your eye cream should include Vitamin C which brightens and protects the eyes because it’s high in antioxidants, Azelaic acid is also brilliant at brightening, e.t.c. and the higher the percentage of these active ingredients, the more effective the eye creams.
Moreso, if your goal is to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and sagginess, then the best formulation for you is looking for retinol or Tretinoin, collagen, peptides e.t.c base eye cream, with at least 5% strength, and with continued use for about a year will increase your skin cell turnover with brightened skin and a reduction in wrinkles.
Finally, once you’ve found your go-to eye cream, buy and stock up for the season ahead, you’re advised to apply it in tapping and pressing motion instead of dragging your eye cream, as the skin is very delicate. A pea size is enough for the under-eye, and avoid applying on the upper eyelids but can be applied on the brow bone area. This can be the final step in your skincare routine before applying your essential oil.
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By Lola Joseph
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